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Surakarta anniversary: Reflection of solidarity in diversity

  • Dancers perform the Adeging Kutha Sala (the establishment of Surakarta) colossal dance during the city’s 273rd anniversary. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Dancers perform the Adeging Kutha Sala (the establishment of Surakarta) colossal dance during the city’s 273rd anniversary. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Gamelan musicians play their instruments to accompany the dance. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Gamelan musicians play their instruments to accompany the dance. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Surakartans enthusiastically wait for the parade to pass. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Surakartans enthusiastically wait for the parade to pass. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A female dancer is groomed by hairstylists. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A female dancer is groomed by hairstylists. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A dancer dressed in a Hanoman costume (left, below) performs accompanied by colleagues dressed as beasts. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A dancer dressed in a Hanoman costume (left, below) performs accompanied by colleagues dressed as beasts. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Civil servants wearing traditional Javanese attire carry 17 bowls of jenang (sticky rice porridge). [JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Civil servants wearing traditional Javanese attire carry 17 bowls of jenang (sticky rice porridge). [JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A scene of the Adeging Kutha Sala (the establishment of Surakarta) colossal dance. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A scene of the Adeging Kutha Sala (the establishment of Surakarta) colossal dance. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • An elderly lady crouches on the asphalt to watch the performance. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    An elderly lady crouches on the asphalt to watch the performance. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Parade participants pull the Ratha Yatra Sri Jagadnatha carriage. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Parade participants pull the Ratha Yatra Sri Jagadnatha carriage. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • Parade participants wear Punokawan costumes. Punokawan is a quartet of clown servants of the hero in Javanese wayang (puppet) taken from the Mahabharata epic. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    Parade participants wear Punokawan costumes. Punokawan is a quartet of clown servants of the hero in Javanese wayang (puppet) taken from the Mahabharata epic. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

  • A man carries a female dancer who fainted while performing. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

    A man carries a female dancer who fainted while performing. JP/Maksum Nur Fauzan

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